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545. A George IV mahogany hall chair in the manner of Gillows, the gorget back carved with scrolls and a central shell and painted with a circlet for Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas with plumes of feathers and the motto 'AUSPICIUM MELIORIS AEVI' and hung with two medals for the order of St. Michael and St. George and the Royal Guelphic order, on ribbed front legs. ÂŁ80-120 The painted circlet on this present chair relates to Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas (1799-1848), an antiquarian. He studied law and was called to the bar in 1825, however, he devoted the rest of his time to the study of genealogy and history. He was made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order in 1831 and in 1832 chancellor and knight-commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, being advanced to the grade of cross in 1840.
546. A rare late Regency panorama, with a continuous hand-coloured engraved view after Henry Alken 'To Epsom, a Ludicrous Amusement consisting of Modern Costume, Characters, Equipages and Horsemanship', depicting a procession to the horse races, with various figures, horses, coaches and carriages, rolled within a white ware cylindrical drum case, with a turned lignum vitae lid and an ebonised handle, the printed sheet extends to 400cm long, 10.8cm high. ÂŁ500-800
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